Kangaroo Stable / Kean Rogers since 1997
Kangaroo Stable USA/Australia
The car was built by Athol Hodge in Numurkah at the end of 1959 . It was
first raced by Gordon Carruthers for Hodge Motors at Tatura racetrack.
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It was purchased by John Reaburn in April 1960 and raced successfully
until the end of 1963 when John went overseas and left the car for his
father to sell.
with his Buchanan Holden special
Sold in 1965
to Roger Godfrey of Moe. The car then passed to Charlie Rose in
Trafalgar around 1969. He kept it until 1972.
reappeared at Sandown Auto wreckers who owned it until June 1973
when Steve Miller purchased it. After ten years Terry Healy of
Brunswick became the next custodian from August 1983 until
September. Greg Smith kept it from September 1983 through November
Doubtfire, prominent member of the VHRR, took the car over and began
restoring it to its original specification as John Reaburn raced the car.
Both John Reaburn and Athol Hodge inspected the car and confirmed its
authenticity. David applied to CAMS and was granted a Class Lb
Logbook in 1987 which the car still retains. He eventually sold the
car to Mark Minnarelli of South Australia in 1989.
Richard Bowen then found the car advertised at Collectable Classics, who
brokered the car on behalf of Mark. Richard returned it to
Victoria in 1995.
January 1997 the car has been part of the Kangaroo Stable and has been
brought up to current safety standards with side intrusion beams, roll
hoop, cut off switch and fire retardant system. All work completed
to maintain compliance with CAMS Lb category rules in Australian historic
Buchanan Holden special 2009
Buchanan Holden special being built up at Hodge Motors, Numurkah in 1959
Chassis - Buchanan
designed, built by Pressed Metal Corporation
Engine - Holden Grey
6cyl, 3x 1.5inch HS6 SU carburetors
Gearbox - Holden
3-speed, Lancia 4-speed for selected tracks, currently Holden 4-speed
Differential - Holden
Front Susp. - Narrowed
early Holden crossmember, coil springs & telescopic dampers
Rear Susp. - Holden
leaf springs & telescopic dampers, trailing arms
Brakes - Holden drums
front & rear
Holden steering box & linkages